Maternal Opioid Misuse (MOM) Model

For more information about the program, review the flyer Help Pregnant Women with Opioid Use Disorder (PDF).

Help for Pregnant Women with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)

The MOM Model is a new program that can help pregnant women who have Medicaid get treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD) during and after their pregnancy. Services available include:

  • Visits with specialists, including maternal fetal medicine doctors, addiction medicine psychiatrists and psychologists.
  • Specialized care during labor and delivery.
  • Specialized care for newborns.
  • Referrals to OUD treatment facilities.
  • Medications for OUD.
  • Peer coaching.
  • Parenting support.
  • Case management services.

How Can Women Get MOM Model Services?

In Texas, the MOM Model services are now available in the Houston area at Harris Health System's Ben Taub Hospital, in partnership with Baylor College of Medicine and Santa Maria Hostel.

Women must be pregnant and have Texas Medicaid to qualify. If you or someone you know might benefit from MOM Model Services, submit a referral here.

If you don't live in Houston, you may be able to work with the clinic's community-based partners to get residential treatment and care at Ben Taub throughout your pregnancy.

This project is supported by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling up to $3.6 million with 100 percent funded by CMS/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CMS/HHS, or the U.S. Government.